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Posted January 27, 1999

RSF's Spieker Pool Reopens for Rec Swimming

Spieker Pool's 14 luxurious lanes reopened Jan. 19 for a limited swim schedule. The pool's hours are weekdays, noon to 1:05 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 7 p.m.; and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Swimmers are required to pick up a swim tag at RSF's guest services desk. The entrance to the pool is outside the facility's front doors. Swimmers should present their swim tags when reentering the building.

For information on swim hours at all campus pools, updated weekly, call the pool hotline at 643-7470.

A Whole New Look for Weekly Web Berkeleyan

The on-line version of the Berkeleyan has a new look and a new name. Now called Berkeleyan Online, the internet version looks much like its paper-based counterpart.

"We wanted the Berkeleyan Online to reflect the clean, modern look of the print version, while incorporating the particular strengths of the web," said Brad Falconer, designer of Berkeleyan Online. "The new design looks more like a traditional newspaper and it gives readers one-click access to any article within the issue."

The newly redesigned Berkeleyan Online can be found at: http://www.berkeley.edu/news/berkeleyan/. Also accessible at that address is a complete archive of Berkeleyan going back to 1994.

Faculty Drawings Showcased at Wurster Hall Gallery

Contents of a drawing book by two faculty in the College of Environmental Design are on exhibit in 106 Wurster Hall through Feb. 6.

The gallery display features drawings, watercolors and text from "The Impulse to Draw" by Joseph Slusky, architecture lecturer, and Chip Sullivan, associate professor of landscape architecture.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Slusky's work may also be seen through May 15 at the sculpture court of the Oakland Museum of California. A reception will be held there Thursday, Feb. 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

California Since the '60s: Divergent Legacies, Feb. 4-6

Hundreds of scholars, teachers, librarians, artists/writers and students will debate the divergent legacies of the '60s in "California Since the '60s: Revolutions and Counterrevolutions," a three-day conference on the Clark Kerr campus Feb. 4 to 6.

The theme of the meeting will be the clash of opposing forces that emerged from Berkeley and elsewhere in the '60s and that have transformed California.

"The resonance of the '60s with Berkeley is obvious," said conference program chair Richard Walker, professor and chair of geography. "But rather than exercise nostalgia, we want to prompt a series of rich discussions about the divergent legacies of the era coming right up to the present."

Topics will include Oakland after the Panthers, the growth of the prison industry, the changing face of California, the flowering of Bay Area music, the transformation of the Bay Area, the crisis in public education, the Reagan legacy, organic farming and the disabled movement.

On Friday, Feb. 5, there will be a dinner featuring readings by poet Robert Hass and Maxine Hong Kingston's Veteran's Writing Workshop, plus a live performance by Dr. Loco's Rockin' Jalapeno Band.

The event is sponsored by the California Studies Association in conjunction with the departments of geography and ethnic studies and the Bancroft Library. For information contact Nari Rhee at 433-0532 or nari@socrates.berkeley.edu.

Images of Central America: Exhibit Opens Feb. 4

A semester-long exhibition of photographs by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas, "Central America: Documentation/Mediation," opens Thursday, Feb. 4. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at North Gate Hall. Featured are Meiselas' photos from Nicaragua (1978), El Salvador (1980-83) and the U.S./Mexico border (1989-90).

The following evening, Friday, Feb. 5, the Center for Photography at the Graduate School of Journalism will show "Pictures from a Revolution." The film documents Meiselas' 1998 trip to Nicaragua in search of the people she featured a decade earlier in a series on the country's popular insurrection.

The Friday event begins at 7 p.m. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion including Meiselas, journalists Lydia Chavez and Carlos Chamorro, and documentary film maker Jon Else, moderating.

For information call the School of Journalism at 642-3383.

Gated Cities: Social Contract Without Contact?

Eight million Americans now live in security-controlled gated communities. Do their walls, gates and barriers reduce crime? What are the policy consequences? When public services and local government are privatized, what happens to the functioning and idea of democracy?

City and Regional Planning Professor Emeritus Ed Blakely and doctoral candidate Mary Gail Snyder, coauthors of "Fortress America: Gated Communities in the United States," will discuss this growing phenomenon at a Feb. 11 dinner seminar of the Institute of Urban and Regional Development.

Blakely is currently dean of the School of Policy, Planning and Development at University of Southern California and ran for mayor of Oakland last spring. "Fortress America" was just released by Brookings Institution Press.

The dinner seminar, which costs $25 per person, will be held in the Faculty Club's O'Neill Room from 6 to 9 p.m. For information or reservations (deadline Feb. 8), call 642-6579 or email cklai@uclink4.berkeley.edu.

Feb. 10: Landmark Exhibit of Irish Art Opens at BAM

The largest exhibit of Irish painting ever presented in North America, "When Time Began to Rant and Rage: Figurative Painting from 20th-Century Ireland," will be on display at the Berkeley Art Museum from Feb. 10 through May 2.

The exhibition will showcase a hundred years of figurative painting from Ireland and the relationship of the art to landmark Irish political events, including the recently approved referendum for peace.

Also at the Berkeley Art Museum, through April 25, is "MATRIX/ A Measured Quietude: Contemporary Irish Drawings." The show will feature works on paper by seven contemporary Irish artists -- Liadin Cooke, Colin Darke, Richard Gorman, RÛsĖn Lewis, Fergus Martin, William McKeown and Fionnuala NĖ Chios·in.

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January 27 - February 2, 1999 (Volume 27, Number 20)
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